Previously unseen photos of Sir Paul McCartney emerge


Previously unseen images of Sir Paul McCartney have emerged, giving an insight into his relationship with his beloved first wife and Wings band members.

The photographs were discovered in the loft of renowned photographer Clive Arrowsmith.

The fashion and celebrity photographer took two black and white images at an album shoot in 1995, one of which shows the Beatles star in a warm embrace with Linda, who died three years later after a struggle with breast cancer.

Another, taken against a screen, shows Sir Paul appear to bungee jump with a guitar in hand.

A third image, taken at an earlier shoot in 1976, sees Sir Paul playing around while dressed up with false beards, alongside his wife and Wings bandmates.

Mr Arrowsmith said re-discovering the pictures brought back happy memories.

He said: "They really capture the seminal moments of the shoot when it all came together. The fun we were all having, plus Paul and Linda's closeness, it's the naturalness of the pictures that is the key to their success."

The photographs will appear in a special music edition of The Royal Photographic Society's member publication The RPS Journal this month alongside an interview with the photographer.

Andrew Cattanach, the Journal's editor, described Mr Arrowsmith as "one of the world's most celebrated fashion and celebrity photographers" and added that he is grateful "that he has allowed us to bring these images into the public domain".